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KANSAS GOVERNOR MARK PARKINSON RECEIVED THE 2010 HAROLD KELLER AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE LEADERSHIP

Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson is the 2010 recipient of theHarold Keller Award for Public Service Leadership.

The award honors an individual who has successfully applied lessons learned through National Forensic League (NFL) Student Congress to become an effective leader in public service.

Governor Parkinson participated in the 1975 National Forensic League House of Representatives in Indianapolis, Indiana, elected as presiding officer for his chamber. He graduated with 633 merit points accumulated for participation and success, reaching a degree of Special Distinction in the NFL honorary society.

A successful businessman and attorney, Governor Parkinson has previously served Kansas as Lieutenant Governor and completed terms in both the State Senate and House of Representatives. He assumed his post as Governor of Kansas on April 28, 2009. Click here to learn more about the 2010 Keller Award winner. The award was presented during the National Forensic League's 2010 National Speech Tournament held June 13-18, 2010, in Kansas City, Missouri.